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Gore mansion butler
Beauregard was an unused character who was to be one of the inhabitants of the Haunted House belonging to Bartholomew Gore.

History

Beauregard was the name of a character from Ken Anderson's early concepts for the attraction. He was to be a living butler that would guide guests through "the old Gore Mansion".[1]

Legacy

The Servants

In all versions of the final attraction except for Mystic Manor, the cast members of the attraction dress as either Butlers or Maids who guide the guests through the gates, queue, front entrance, Stretching Room, Portrait Corridor, Loading Zone and Exit Crypt although never to the degree that Beauregard was supposed to guide.

Haunted Mansion Week-ened

In early 2004, Beauregard the Butler was a character featured in Disney's Haunted Mansion Weekend—an experience created by Disney and the AtmosFEAR! scream team in the UK.

Tombstone

On the hillside near the entrance to the Mansion is an epitaphless tombstone with the name Beauregard. This tombstone debuted in 2011 outside of Walt Disney World's Haunted Mansion as part of the interactive queue installation, along with a tombstone to Beauregard's master Bartholomew Gore. This seems to imply that both eventually retired to Gracey Manor like so many ghosts from all over the world

Trivia

  • Althoug he'd be played by a live performer, it's not exactly clear whether Beauregard would have been a ghost himself. He seems fairly normal, but on the concept-art, his skin is shown to be light green, suggesting he might actually be undead.
  • Beauregard's character is similar (though less villainous) to that of Ramsley in the live-action movie.
  • Some fans identify the Ghost Host as being the finalized version of Beauregard due to his role as guide and identification as "the head man of the Mansion's skeletal crew".

Notes and references

  1. Butlers and Maids (played by live Cast Members) still appear in the final attraction, but the role of tour guide was given to the Ghost Host.